Favorite Refresh. Quiet Riot. [27] Animation historian David Perlmutter noted a symbiosis between the two men, which he felt led to stylistic similarities between Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. In the episode "Criss Cross Crises" when Professor Utonium was switching peoples bodies trying to turn them back, one of the people Mrs. Bellum switched bodies with was Dexter. While made for television, the film … [37] Simensky noted though, that in contrast to those cartoons, Dexter's Laboratory is "staged cinematically, rather than flat and close to the screen, to leave space and depth for the action and gags in the lab". At first the Mandarks seemed to have the advantage, but the Dexters quickly turned the tide in their favor when Number 12 had finally had enough of Executive Mandark's abuse after he crushed his glasses which unleashed his inner might and confidence which allowed him to completely pulverize Executive Mandark and take his glasses. that aired from 1995 to 1996, and were reconnected into season one in later airings. Unable to cope with the perversion of his creation, Number 12 fled underground and spent many years digging and living a subterranean life. His hyperactive, good-hearted, older sister Dee Dee (voiced by Allison Moore in seasons 1 and 3 and by Kat Cressida in seasons 2 and 4) is aware of Dexter's laboratory. The Dexters then realized that this mighty hero was in fact their middle-aged self, the mighty Action Dexter. Realizing he could take advantage of this, Dexter told Mandark how to "invite" Dee Dee to his house by luring her with candy and entertaining her with "dancing", knowing full well that Dee Dee would go on a destructive ballet rampage if she was asked to dance. My Favorite Martian. AMA", "Tartakovsky and the Road to Transylvania", "Cartoon Network Announces New Programming and Online Initiatives for 2001–2002 Television Season", "Episode 013 – Guest: Kat Cressida(voice of Dee Dee from Dexters Lab amongst MANY other things!) Mandark had now become the richest and most influential person on the planet and during this time the world went through major technological and social changes and people everywhere had their names taken away and were instead given ID numbers. [126], Six Dexter's Laboratory video games have been released: Robot Rampage for the Nintendo Game Boy Color,[127] Chess Challenge[128] and Deesaster Strikes! This allowed Mandark to rise up the corporate ladder and overthrow the company heads. Dee Dee then saw the positive flow button and her innate curiosity made her push it, which resulted in her saving the future much to the grief and anger of the Dexters. They declare that they are here to destroy the one who saved the future, and make ready to attack Dexter. Soon afterward, Tartakovsky helped McCracken create his own short film for World Premiere Toons/What a Cartoon!, which would eventually become the basis for The Powerpuff Girls. She isDexter's older sister, who is mostly seen destroying or ruining Dexter's lab in various ways. Mandark and Dexter meet for the first time and thus begins their rivalry. He can barely remember anyone's names, not even the names of his past selves, often calling them "Billy" instead. ... Dexter Laboratory Scene 92% ️ 1831. [b] Although McAlister critiqued the gender stereotyping of Dexter's parents, she acknowledged that she was only applying such scrutiny to the series because Dexter's Laboratory had helped convince her that "viewers should take animated programming seriously". Let’s Save the World You Jerk! On February 21, 2001, Cartoon Network issued a press release stating that Dexter's Laboratory had been revived for a 13-episode third season. 4. After Dexter is confronted with robots who wish to "destroy the one who saved the future," he uses his time machine to see how he saved it. Dad Is Disturbed. On the night of the recital, Dee Dee used the Dexo-Transformer while Lalavava used the Mandark-Transformer and each formed a deadly and destructive dance that destroyed the dance theater. "[69], Shortly after the premiere of its first season, Dexter's Laboratory was hailed as one of the best new series on Cartoon Network by Ted Cox of the Daily Herald. Regardless, young Dexter preferred to forget about it and go have a sandwich, and he proceeded to ignore Dee Dee. In total, there have been 78 episodes and a television movie across 4 seasons. Dee Dee just used Dexter's lab for her birthday party. Dexter is a typical 8-year-old boy: other than the fact he's a genius with an enormous secret laboratory complete with computers, experiments and machines hidden beyond his bedroom wall. The Dexters then asked their future self what had happened and he told them the tale of his youth and of what had happened to the world. 09.03.2018 3623 10 votes. He grew up to a normal family and at very young age created his very own laboratory in which he kept hidden from his parents behind a secret bookcase. Flash. Second, Krunk appears to become drunk, has a hangover, and vomits off-camera. When their father makes Dexter and Dee Dee switch rooms, Dexter believes that Dee Dee is destroying his lab and destroys her room in retaliation. Now it's time to clean up. The next day, the four Dexters now in their new ultimate mech, arrived at Mandark's castle and quickly began to take down his army of robots. [49] This launch was commemorated by parent network Teletoon, which aired Cartoon Network-related programming blocks and promotions in weeks leading up to it, including episodes of Dexter's Laboratory. [11], Tartakovsky's former classmates McCracken and Rudish helped him design "Changes". In the episode Go Dexter Family Go!, Dexter says his favorite color is orange, but in a previous episode he stated his favorite color was blue. Are you a good photographer? This would all change however with the creation of Dexter's greatest and most powerful invention ever, the Neurotomic Protocore, a device so powerful that it could revolutionize the world forever. [39] Allison Moore, a college friend of Tartakovsky, was cast as Dee Dee. Flash. At first they were no match for Badaxtra, but after uniting their hearts and joining forces with Monkey they were able to finally vanquish the vile beast once and for all. The special follows Dexter, the series' protagonist, as he travels forward through time and meets futuristic versions of himself and his rival Mandark.. [84][85] A Region 1 release of season one was released by Warner Home Video on October 12, 2010. [12][32] While attending CalArts, Tartakovsky drew a tall, thin girl dancing and decided to pair her with a short and blocky opposite. "NO! The character designs were handled by Chris Battle, known individually for acting as character designer for Nickelodeon's Aaahh!!! Mandark little sister, named Olga Astronomonov, who goes by the name of "Lalavava", got into a rivalry with Dee Dee the same way Dexter did with Mandark after the two girls competed to get the solo role in the dance recital. 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Number 12 is "reunited" with what he once was, his younger and confident self. "Just an Old Fashioned Lab Song" Mom and Dad decide that Professor Williams (Paul Williams) should teach Dexter to play the piano. My Favorite Martian. Like his counterparts, he detests his older sister Dee Dee even as an old man and was willing to destroy her after remembering how she ruined his dream of saving th… Play the latest Dexter's Laboratory games for free at Cartoon Network. The Dexters prepare to battle the Mandarks. The doctors studied this and they found out that the reason for this was because he was a genius. With this knowledge, Overlord Mandark began to make arrangements to ensure his own victory. Despite sneaking to the lab when he can, he still can't get away from his big sister, Dee Dee, who loves to dance her way into Dexter's well-ordered world, disrupting his inventions and annoying him beyond belief [19] Tartakovsky was also influenced by Warner Bros. cartoons, Hanna-Barbera, and Japanese anime. Accent You Hate. During one of their interactions, they spent their time telling stories of their youth (although poorly remembered) with Dee Dee occasionally correcting or wo… It probably would air better late at night. However as seasons 3 and 4 were not overseen by series creator Genndy Tartakovsky, the validity of his birth date in said episode is questionable and was likely just an oversight by the staff in season 3. Ego Trip was hand-animated, though character and setting designs were subtly revised. Dexter's Laboratory went on hiatus in 1998 after two seasons, with season two lasting 39 episodes. After she arrived to Mandark's laboratory, Mandark quickly asked his beloved to dance, and as Dexter had anticipated, Dee Dee went on a dancing rampage and destroyed Mandark's laboratory. However while Dexter was asked nicely by Dee Dee, Mandark was tormented and threatened by his sister. Dexter, though highly intelligent, often fails at what he has set out to do when he becomes overexcited and makes careless choices. A small Peter Lorre, but not. With Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker. Occasionally he may or may not wear a pair of black pants that match his boots. The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. Luckily, a mighty and mysterious hero appeared on his motorcycle and quickly subdued the robots and gave fire to all the villagers to keep warm. Christine Cavanaugh voiced Dexter for early episodes of season three, but she retired from voice acting in 2001 for personal reasons. It involves Dexter creating a "rude removal system" to diminish Dee Dee and Dexter's rudeness; however, it instead creates highly rude clones of both siblings. A Boy and His Bug. Angered that his law against the creation of technology that was not his own had been defied, his anger became more intense when he realized that the pilots were none other than his enemy Dexter and his timeline counterparts. Viewer approval ratings led to a half-hour series, which consisted of two seasons totaling 52 episodes airing from April 27, 1996, to June 15, 1998. Warner Bros. stated in a 2006 interview that they were "...in conversations with Cartoon Network" for DVD collections of cartoons, among which was Dexter's Laboratory. And when Dexter goes to Japan for a student exchange program, he awakens a giant beast and has to enlist everyone he knows to help him save the world. All scientists are foreign and have accents...It's not really a German accent. Watch Dexter's Little Dilemma / Faux Chapeau / D2. Dexter and Dee Dee are stunned as Mom says they are in big trouble, while she quickly leaves. We Bare Bears. Dexter is a very short young boy who has curly red hair that was passed down to him from his mother He wears a pair of glasses that appear semi-circular at normal times, but when he widens his eyes, the tops of them round out. 22 min 2002-01-18 CAD $1.99. Critical Gas . Average Joe. "[33] During one interview, Tartakovsky suggested that viewers should decide for themselves whether or not the character's accent is an affectation, saying that "[n]obody knows" whether the character is "pretending to be a German scientist" or is speaking naturally. Tartakovsky pitched the series to Fred Seibert's first animated shorts showcase What a Cartoon! He's a scientist; he knows he needs [a] kind of accent. [16] To further contrast the two characters, Tartakovsky determined that Dee Dee would be artistic, while Dexter would be focused on science. As she passed them, the Mandarks briefly reverted to their old selves and swooned over their long lost beloved Dee Dee. [28][29] Rob Renzetti would later go on to create My Life as a Teenage Robot for Nickelodeon. [7][8] Genndy Tartakovsky's inspiration for The Justice Friends came from reading Marvel Comics when learning how to speak English. Rushmore Rumble. Despite his great genius, Dexter is in fact very naive and occasionally very ignorant about certain subjects to the point where it seems like he lacks common sense; such examples of are his ignorance to the nature of girls, classic arcade machines and matters relating to nature, having not even known about famed biologist and friar Gregor Mendel the discoverer of DNA until Dee Dee told him, which clearly shows that despite his vast capabilities, Dexter is still a young and inexperienced child who lacks wisdom and experience. During this time, the negative energies of the core caused the planet's inhabitants on the surface to become dimwitted idiots which allowed Mandark to easily take control of all the world's societies, technology and knowledge and hoard it all for himself, this allowed Mandark to become Overlord Mandark, the supreme ruler of the world. [123] Subway promoted Dexter's Laboratory from April 1 to May 15, 2002, with four kids' meal toys. What is your name?" After this event, Dexter had officially become the superior boy genius and Mandark became his eternally one-step-behind rival. There's never a dull moment in Dexter's Laboratory! Dexter speaks with a Russian accent, although the rest of his family doesn't. He is a boy genius who has a secret laboratory. [119][120] Six kids' meal toys were sold during an April 2001 Dairy Queen promotion. CN in the House. The Dexters continued their invasion of the castle and fought off countless robots, and despite suffering heavy damage, they were able to get past all of the castle's defenses and arrive in Mandark's chamber. I actually watch more cartoons than movies. [71], In 1997, Bill Ward of the Star Tribune named Dexter's Laboratory to his Critic's Choice list, recommending it for the "young of all ages". 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